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it's a killing that appears to be strengthening the call to clear the camp out. occupy oakland supporter and leaders gathered for a moment to remember the man shot to death last night. friends knew the man as alex, they say, an aspiring musician who often volunteered in the camp's kitchen and believed in the movement. >> i knew him as a good friend. he was a good friend. he helped out around the kitchen, you know, spoke to people about the occupation and believed in this fully. >> who knows what's going to happen? it's basically lawlessness. >> reporter: the shooting drawing harsh words from the head of the police union leader and says it needs to go out before someone gets hurt. and it must end. he wants more?
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>> it is time for the city of oakland and the mayor's office to make a decision what to do. it's not getting in front of a camera and asking people to please leave. i think an ultimatum needs to be issued. >> we will make some decisions to address this issue and stop the insanity that's going on in downtown oakland. >> reporter: counsel president larry reid met with the mayor to try to pressure her to take action. last night's shooting was the final straw. >> the young man who lost his life had a connection to this encampment bringing an element downtown that would not be here even though we have a proliferation of violent crime in the city. >> i've been here since day one. i don't care what the city council member say, it is the first amendment right of the people to peacefully assemble. >> reporter: within the last
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couple of minutes, police canvassed the camp, passing out these eviction notices. i'll tell you, it wasn't going over well with campers. i asked one man if he planned to leave, he said, hell no. right after that happened, a pretty large contingent of campers, a couple hundred began marching down the street, into the sidewalk into the street, unknown where they're marching to. they are marching and it is under way as we speak. reporting live, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. developing news in oakland. we'll see now the decision there for the campers whether to leave or not. we'll track this through the evening. a police officers says it's the worst thing he's ever seen, one of two boys hit by a garbage truck in vallejo has died. they were skateboarding shortly after 12:30 this afternoon and were hit by a garage truck near
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we weideman elementary school. and one boy is now dead and the other being treated for severe injuries and the driver is receiving treatment for a stress related condition. aog s srtta s as the storm soaked the bay area. where is the storm now? >> the storm finally did decide where it was going to be heading. the rainfall totals right on track yesterday across the coastline anywhere from a quarter to a half-inch and the center of the storm is offshore and the frontal boundary pushing across the past eight to 10 hours, pushing off to the south, still finding pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall. let's zoom in, now leaving downtown san francisco and moving towards richmond and the south and off towards the north and finding moderate pockets of very cold rain for,jose sanjoses gatos and santa cruz, heavier
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rainfall for you and moderate showers. commuting tonight, any rainfall will stay with us and much colder weather. we'll let you know what this means for you weekend in just minutes. >> thank you, jeff. on this day, america honored those who served the nation and the president hailed the end of the iraq war and touched down in san diego attend a veteran basketball game on a naval ship, the u.s. carl vinson, the same ship that bury ied osama bin lan at sea. and the president and mrs. obama spent time to honor our servicemen on the east coast. ♪ he braised the nation's newest veterans in their sacrifices in having a, iraq, libya and beyond
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in a war that began a decade ago and laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. >> for many military family, this holiday season will be a season of homecoming. over the next five years, more than 1 million american uniforms will transition back to civilian life. >> that was a big part of his message. president obama urged those to honor those who served by hiring them upon return to duty. >> desperate for work, the unemployment rate for war veterans is significantly higher than average. the lawmakers are trying to work out a plan to make sure they get some help. m monty mahas more than that. >> reporter: thousands of veterans are back from the deployment field and now on the unemployment line. we met veterans at today's
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veteran parade. 27-year-o 27-year-old, jobless for two years, did two tours in iraq and now doing his best to support his family. >> it takes a lot of careful budgeting and stuff. i'm hanging in there and trying to do what i can for my children. >> reporter: he has worked sporadic construction jobs since returning from iraq but suffers with post traumatic distress disorder. >> even if you have technical schools, i took college, medical stuff and business classes even if you have a degree, hard to find a job out here. more needs to be done. >> reporter: the jobless rate for veterans from wars in iraq and afghanistan is 12%, higher than the national average of 9%. nearly a third of young veterans, between the ages of 18 and 24 are now unemployed. >> they went off to fight for
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their country. they shouldn't have to come back and fight for a job. >> reporter: congresswoman zoe lofgren, who took part in today's parade says she expects them to pass a tax break for employers hiring vets six months out of work. >> it's a good step for everything from education to health care to jobs. we need to make sure we're there for them. they were there for us. >> reporter: saying it was an honor to serve his country, he's counting his blessings, even though right now a job isn't one of them. in addition to that bill expected to pass the house next week, first lady, michelle obama announced yesterday private companies promised to hire 100,000 veterans and their spouses by the year 2014. >> a little bit of promising news there.
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thanks so much. another surprising shuffle under way for the gop race and the white house. gop newt gingrich's polls show his numbers rising tied for second place with romney. herman cain still leads with 18% support but 17% still undecided. >> the front-runner is at 18 and the next two is tied at 15. it is a wide open race. >> tomorrow night may shake up things even further as candidates meet for a debate in south carolina, which will focus on foreign policy. >> a wild ride this week, today, stocks rallied on wall street. the big bounce coming on news out of europe and hopes that the debt crisis there will end soon. in italy, an economic reform bill passes in the senate and greece gets a new prime minister for its unity government. a positive day all around for the united states governments, dow, nasdaq and s&p.
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muni is discussing a plan to drive up parking costs in san francisco and you may have to park on sundays, a free day and parking tickets could cost an extra few dollars and muni, extra 25 cents. it's part of attempt to make up a two year budget deficit of about $80 million. in addition, the agency is adding another 500 to 1,000 new parking meters in the city. the agency's board will meet monday to discuss these proposals. there are new details in the penn state child sex abuse scandal. a decision has been made about the assistant coach who witnessed one of the alleged crimes. some south bay moms made sure today their children would have the best birthday story to tell. good evening. i'm meteorologist, tracking storms going through berkeley at 5:17 tonight and more on rainfall and cold
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temperatures and what all this means for your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes.
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tonight, as we speak, there's a vigil on the campus of penn state university, for the fo former football coach. the state university and the community is out-raged. joe paterno is out and now the assistant coach who witnessed one off the alleged crimes is also out. jay following all the developments. >> speaking for the first time since he was hastily moved into the role of penn state
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president, rodney harrison said penn state has to focus on change. >> healing won't happen until we focus how responsibility failed and prevent tragedies in the future. >> reporter: they have re-moved president away from hgraham spad joe paterno. >> i think it will be a clean sweep. hard to envision a coach been here for years had no inkling what jerry sandusky had been doing for a decade and doesn't stop with joe paterno. so far, it doesn't start with the coach that saw jerry an dus ski in a shower and reported that nearly a decade ago. mcqueary has been placed on administrative leave.
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>> it became clear coach ma query could not function in this role under these circumstances. >> as insignificant as it may seem, there is still a game here saturday. nittany lion football is a way of life in central pennsylvania, but that life has changed dramatically. >> my heart goes out to the victims' families. >> reporter: the pep rally has been replaced by a candlelight vigil for the victims. the game will go on. what happened on the field is not the most important part of this weekend. >> overall, it will bring us together. >> reporter: something the college and community desperately needs. jay grey. pennsylvania. >> also today, jerry sandusky could be facing charges in texas. sandusky may have sexually assaulted one of his victims in san antonio in 1999. a story of thanksgiving generosity. a few days ago, we told you
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about vallejo's christian center and how they were desperate for help. the problem was the broken freezer and couldn't store the turkeys. recently, the phone lines have been ringing off the hook from people donating freezers and they now have five freezers and can get through thanksgiving and christmas and still look going for donations for turkeys. a project to a halt running from gilroy to san jose and the peninsula and san francisco. thursday, a judge ruled the california high speed rail authority failed to show how the route would affect local traffic and homes on the peninsula and south bay. until this happens, the judge ruled the peninsula route has to be scrapped. this wasn't the first time, last year, areas sued over the route. new guidelines call for all
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children to be screened for high cholesterol, not just those with a family history. they're an attempt to spot children at risk for major heart problems. their cholesterol levels will be tested at least once between ages of 9, 11 and 17 and 21 years old. they advised diabetes screenings for childrens a old as 9 years old and overweight for the risk of the disease and it comes from the national institutes of health. >> did you notice the calendar today? 11-11-11? a lot of people feel good fortune is under way and a lot of people bracing for a birth-quake. moth mother nature always has the last word. >> in active labor. >> reporter: this is not your typical friday at the hospital. today is a good day to be alive for the first time?
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>> it turns out a number of women in the community were hoping to have their baby on this date. >> reporter: what is it about 11-11-11? >> 11-11-11 is the super bowl of birthdays. >> some of them are techies and like the bin nary idea behind 11-11-11 and some astrologically like how the signs line up that day. >> reporter: as luck would have it, the signs lined up for a few couples just by chance. >> we weren't planning on it. it happened yesterday and here we are. >> it just goes to show, the child makes the best decision, right? the child is now teaching the adults. this is the day i want to come, on a special day. >> i was hoping he would come earlier and now he decided to make his debut today. >> with all the couples around, we feel pretty fortunate. >> reporter: as if 11-11-11 birthday want good nuch, set up
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for 11:00 a.m. on 11-11-11. nbc bay ar ea news. >> imagine if they were born ott 11:11 on 11-11-11. >> i know we have 111 somewhere in our rainfall totals. i have to search. that's the lucky city. we have it coming up on the 6:00 p.m. show. let's take a look. storms started to come in but in our forecast, in the heavy coastal areas, santa cruz just over .3 won and the east and south bay not too much. however, doing any traveling, that second storm where even a light drizzle can feel like moderate to heavy rainfall there, especially highway 101.
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the rain is still pushing off to the south and heavier pockets of rainfall leave iing downtown sa francisco and oakland and berkeley creating moderate rainfall at this time. berkeley to oakland, looks like you will get heavier rainfall the next 20 to 30 minutes. ntsb, the drying end of this storm city, a few spotty showers in petaluma, and napa. for the south bay, clearing but south bay spotty and near santa cruz and cold rain. 56 in livermore and currently 57 in san jose with 55 in san mateo. for tonight, isolated areas of  rainfall, still very cold for interior sections and for the weekend, gradual drying and
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sunshine. and we will go over that in my 10-day forecast. the southern pressure continues to the south and drops to the south and will keep scattered showers off for tonight. we are looking at substantial clearing for the pacific. we will say good-bye to the coastal storm and good-bye to the hib to the south and it will clear up. the forecast keeps us on the cooler side. 60s for saturday, a few showers for the morning and sunday, dry weather and the best day of your weekend. it's scattered showers we talked about by 11:00 p.m. still spotty activity we're probably tracking on the radar for the 11:00 p.m. show and by tomorrow, sunny and clear skies returning to the bay area. tonight, onc these cloud o start to push out. numbers dropping in the north bay, 47 in livermore, 46 in gilroy and 49 in san francisco.
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tomorrow, low to mid 60s for highs. we're warming it up a little bit. we use that term loosely because it will be cool for us. on the 7-day forecast, you can get more. dry weather, sunday, monday, tuesday and looks like by next friday, we could have a larger storm system on the way. three fridays in a row, we're looking at rainfall here. still ahead, a great weekend for bay area families to enjoy. we'll take you to the east bay for newlywed bliss.
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pa the peninsula spca has more than $10,000 in reward money to track down a person who drowned a healthy cat in redwood city
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and they drowned it on november 2nd. it had a five pound weight attached to its neck using plastic zip tie fasteners. an autopsy shows the cat was in good health. the spca has followed up on numerous leads but haven't located the owner yet and hoping the money will motivate someone to come forward. >> looking for something to do this weekend for free? how about the national park? yosemite, along with other national parks are not charging admission today in honor of veteran's day and that's not all. others are part of the deal. originally, free admission prices were just for veterans and active service members. two years ago, the park service opened the deal for everyone. coming up, why some men wil their wedding anniversary. [ male announcer ] steak combos,
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what's that date again today? 11-11-11. >> we told you earlier about the babies. >> how about a wedding? >> many opened the doors for wedding bells and at 11:00 a.m., 11 couples said i do. some couples traveled across the state just to get married today. the convergence of 11s was just too good to pass up. >> it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to get married to the person you love but also a once in a lifetime opportunity to get married on 11-11-11. >> city officials originally had 12 couples on the books to get married today but one backed out at the last minute, uh-oh. making it just 11. >> did they have cold feet?
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>> i don't know. >> it doesn't rain on 11-11. >> exactly. >> triple good luck. >> we will look at gradual drying and sun dry by tomorrow afternoon, some dry by tomorrow afternoon. >> thanks for joining us. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] we know you've got a lot on your plate at thanksgiving. which is why safeway has everything you need to get it all done. right now, get a safeway frozen turkey up to 12 lbs, for just $5 each. cook your thanksgiving turkey perfectly with our free chef assistant app. it's foolproof. safeway. ingredients for life.
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